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The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Thirty years ago today, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the cold war and the iron curtain, fell. How did the wall come up in the first place? At the end of WWII, the allied forces de...

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11,000 Scientists warn of Unequivocal Climate Emergency

Another stark warning has been issued by 11,000 scientists, who warn of “untold suffering due to the climate crisis”. The statement (below) was published in the journal BioScience marking ...

On this day: Tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutenkhamen Found

#OTD – November 4, 1922, one of the most famous archaeological discoveries is made, when the tomb of young Egyptian Pharaoh Tutenkhamen (King Tut) is found by Howard Carter in the Valley of the ...

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A New Telescope to Study Dark Energy

A super telescope, called the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) has started the most detailed survey of the cosmos ever undertaken. As part of the 5 year programme, DESI will measure the eff...

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Historic All Women Spacewalk

Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir conduct the first all women spacewalk together from the International Space Station. It will last 5.5 hours and you can watch it here.  

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Ada Lovelace Day – Celebrating Women in STEM

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and to increase their profile in STEM. Founded in 2009 by Suw Charman...

On this day – Last day of the Julian calendar

Today, October 4th, 1582 was the last day of the Julian calendar. To sync to the Gregorian calendar, 10 days were skipped and the next date was Oct 15. The Julian calendar was proposed by Julius Caesa...

On This Day in History – Alexander the Great Conquers Persia

Alexander of Macedon set off to conquer the Persian Empire with 40,000 men in 334 BC. He defeated the Persian forces along the Ionian coast and in Egypt before completely defeating Darius III with a s...

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First Emirati on the ISS blasts off on Soyuz Rocket

A soyuz rocket has blasted off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan to take astronauts to the International Space Station. The three member crew includes an Emirati, Russian and an American. H...

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